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May 18, 2024 12:27
'AAP Named As Accused' In Delhi Liquor Policy Case

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This is the first time law enforcement has charged a political party in the case, opening a new chapter in the country's justice system. The Enforcement Directorate of the Aam Aadmi Party (a national political party) and its national coordinator Arvind Kejriwal were granted interim bail on a further application filed in the Roose Avenue court on Friday in connection with the liquor scam. Event. The office is investigating the money laundering aspects of the fraud. The agency is investigating the money laundering aspects of the alleged fraud. This is the eighth charge sheet filed against him in the case, but the first to name the Delhi governor. Kejriwal was arrested on March 21, becoming the third senior Aam Aadmi Party leader to be arrested on corruption charges after his former deputy Manish Sisodia and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh.

According to sources, the naming of the Aam Aadmi Party as an accused will have a significant impact on the party. The Enforcement Directorate now has the option to write to the Election Commission of India and ask it to start withdrawing the Aam Aadmi Party's notification. The party's assets, including its Delhi headquarters, may be confiscated. As the Aam Aadmi Party is embroiled in controversy over Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal, Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar has alleged that she slapped and kicked her at the Prime Minister's residence on Monday. Must meet Aam Aadmi leader. The allegations created a political storm and the Aam Aadmi Party came under attack from various quarters, including Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The videos taken that day led to allegations of human trafficking by Ms Maliwal and the Aam Aadmi Party. Earlier on Friday, a Delhi Police team along with forensic experts visited Mr. Kejriwal's house while investigating Ms. Maliwal's complaint.

In October last year, the Supreme Court made the AAP a defendant, but if the party had benefited from the alleged bribes in its liquor policy alleged by the executive, then why did it not name the party? Case As far as the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) is concerned, you are only claiming that the benefit of this political party has not yet been charged or prosecuted, said Justices Sanjiv Khana and SV Bhatti. The next day, the court clarified that the lawsuit had “no connection to any political party” and was “purely a matter of law.” Recently, Delhi High Court Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma dismissed Kejriwal's appeal against his arrest but said it was possible to sue political parties under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

"The definition of 'political party' in Section 2(f) of the Representation of the People Act is that a political party means an 'association or association of persons.'" He believed that this also meant an "assembly of persons." be. Under the excise policy introduced in November 2021, the Delhi government has pulled out of liquor retailing and allowed private licensees to open stores. In July 2022, Delhi Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar warned of serious violations of the policy and claiming "undue advantages" against liquor sellers. This policy was canceled in September of the same year. The CBI has alleged that the liquor companies were involved in formulating the excise policy that should have given them a profit of 12 per cent. A liquor association called Southern Group paid bribes worth 100 million rupees to the AAP, some of which went to government employees, the newspaper said. Law enforcement claims that money laundering is bribery.

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